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Learning and Work Hybrid Seminars, Maastricht University, SBE, Fall 2022

Our regular Tuesday hybrid seminar series (from 12:00 to 13:00, onsite and also via zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.

Learning and Work seminars

L&W hybrid seminar organizers

Raymond Montizaan:
Katarina Wessling:

Upcoming seminars

29.11.2022 - Raoul van Maarseveen (Uppsala University) - TS53 Room C-1.05 / Zoom and virtual

Title: The effect of urban migration on educational attainment: evidence from Africa

Does rural to urban migration in developing countries improve the opportunities available to children? And does childhood urban exposure increase educational attainment? Using census data for 14 African countries combined with an age-at-move design, I show that childhood exposure to cities significantly raises primary school completion, school attendance, and literacy rates. The increase in educational attainment is robust to the inclusion of household fixed effects, visible in all subgroups and countries, and particularly large for girls. The paper hence provides evidence of a channel through which urbanization can stimulate economic growth in developing countries, even in the absence of structural transformation.
06.12.2022 - Sandra Schaffner (RWI Essen) -  TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom and virtual
13.12.2022 - Brian Korthout (Maastricht University) - TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom and virtual

Previous seminars

22.11.2022 - Alexandra Mihai - - TS53 Room C-1.05 / Zoom and virtual
15.11.2022 - Ingo Isphording (IZA, Bonn) - Cancelled!!!
08.11.2022   No seminar
01.11.2022 - Anna Bindler (WiSo - Universität zu Köln) -  TS53 Room C-1.05 / Zoom
25.10.2022 - Eduard Suari-Andreu (Leiden University) - TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom
18.10.2022 - Laurie Delnoij and Bas Giesbers - (UM/ERD) - Link to abstract - TS53 Room A0.23 / Zoom
11.10.2022 - Suzanne de Leeuw (UM/Education Lab) - Link to abstract - TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom
04.10.2022 - Jim Been (Leiden University) - Link to abstract - TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom
27.09.2022 - Samuel Muehlemann (LMU, Munich University) - Link to abstract - TS53 Room A1.23 / Zoom
13.09.2022 - Astrid Sandsør (University of Oslo) - Link to abstract - TS53 Room A0.24 / Zoom
06.09.2022 - Kamalika Patra (ABN AMRO) - Link to full paper - TS53 Room A0.23 / Zoom


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